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Old 09-05-2008, 06:42 PM
 
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My plumber wants $500 to run a line to the deck. Then one also needs a BBQ conversion kit. The other thing is that natural gas burns cooler than propane.

Since I use only two propane tanks a year, it's not really worth it just to avoid refilling the tanks.

I also don't have any vehicles that use compressed nat'l gas for fuel.
Well, I wasn't the one who mentioned compressed gas for fuel....I don't know any body who has a vehicle that uses compressed gas either.

My house had the gas line already hooked up for the BBQ when I moved in 22 years ago, so I guess I'm spoiled.
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:52 PM
 
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Kate,
I can understand the attraction of gas on demand and not worrying about filling the tank. The worst part of a gas bbq is running out of gas in the middle of grilling steaks. It sure is nice, but I $500 is more than I want to pay for that now.
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:03 PM
 
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I don't know any body who has a vehicle that uses compressed gas either.

If not now, you will in a few years ... and, by then, you may even have one yourself!
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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If anybody does convert to natural gas, be sure to run a line to your barbecue grill - one of the nicest perks of natural gas!

I had considered doing that, but I like the ability to move my grill about the property.
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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Home built in 1956, still has original boiler. It used to be a coal burning furnace which was later converted to oil. The coil needs replacement at a cost of 1.5K according to petro. Should I just switch to gas or get a more efficient oil system? From September of 07 to now the house used 1,100 gallons. It's a 1,800 sqft home.
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:36 PM
 
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Home built in 1956, still has original boiler. It used to be a coal burning furnace which was later converted to oil. The coil needs replacement at a cost of 1.5K according to petro. Should I just switch to gas or get a more efficient oil system? From September of 07 to now the house used 1,100 gallons. It's a 1,800 sqft home.
That boiler is very inefficient. I'd switch to gas. It will cost you about $5K but save you in the long run. Gas is generally a less-expensive fuel than oil. I'm guessing, but maybe you'll save $1K/yr.
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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That boiler is very inefficient. I'd switch to gas. It will cost you about $5K but save you in the long run. Gas is generally a less-expensive fuel than oil. I'm guessing, but maybe you'll save $1K/yr.
I agree.....go gas....
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:12 AM
 
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It's an investment property but the price of oil is just to ridiculous right now. I don't live in NY so can anyone recommend a company to do the work? National grid is sending over a contractor but I want to get a few different bids. I live in Madison WI, here my house uses gas and it costs me $150 a month during the winter, and believe me here winter is in the negatives.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:00 AM
 
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I already have gas coming into the house for cooking. I also have oil heat with an old oil burner thats ready to be replaced. This is what I was quoted:
Keyspan to supply a Burnham Boiler for $599. My plumber, who is also my gym buddy will install gas line to boiler location, install new boiler and seperate hot water heater, remove old oil tank and cart away $1600. Total : $2199
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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I already have gas coming into the house for cooking. I also have oil heat with an old oil burner thats ready to be replaced. This is what I was quoted:
Keyspan to supply a Burnham Boiler for $599. My plumber, who is also my gym buddy will install gas line to boiler location, install new boiler and seperate hot water heater, remove old oil tank and cart away $1600. Total : $2199
Can he be my friend as well I was quoted 3.9K over the phone. This includes a keyspan supplied [SIZE=3][SIZE=2]Burnham Boiler, A.O Smith water heater, and removal of the old tank. Though I wouldn't mind keeping the tank since it's not in the way, anything to save a buck. The only thing not included is the chimney lining, he said he can find some to do it for $900. So, I'm looking at around 5K. I can also have my Dad do it for 3K but no permit will be filed. Whish I could just sell this house [/SIZE][/SIZE]
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